Germany is looking at potential rationing of natural gas after Russia reduced supply

Written by Javed Iqbal

BERLIN — The German government moved closer rationing of natural gas Thursday after Russia is cutting back on supplies to the country last week in an escalation of the economic war triggered by Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Berlin triggered the second of its three-step plan to tackle gas shortages after Kremlin-controlled energy giant Gazprom, the country’s largest gas exporter, throttled delivery via the Nordstream pipeline by around 60% last week. Germany’s gas reserves have a capacity of 58%, and the government now expects a gas shortage by December if supplies do not increase, says Economy Minister Robert Habeck said.

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